Speaker Bio & Abstract

STEFAN JENSEN Head of Data Governance Group
European Environment Agency

BiographyStefan Jensen studied Geography in Kiel and Goettingen in Germany as well as in Santa Barbara in the US. He started working in the private sector on the marketing and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). After being a GIS consultant for a couple of years, he moved to the Lower Saxony Ministry of Environment in Hannover, Germany in 1992. There he became responsible for developing the State’s Environmental Information System and started on European projects. He joined the European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen in 2001 where he - after projects on electronic environmental reporting – led the activities to establish a European Water Information System. Since 2010 he leads the EEA group on data governance which helps building the EEA’s spatial data infrastructure and is supporting the implementation of INSPIRE in Europe.